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[quote]Airport spokesperson Carolyn Fennell said the devices should be in use for passengers on a voluntary basis in several days.<hr></blockquote>

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I'll be sure to stand in line for that before my next flight.
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I wish they had those walls from "Total Recall" the movie...

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That's just...not right...in SO MANY ways. <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" /> <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" /> <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" />
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post #4 of 22
Low energy X-rays huh? They'll never use it.
post #5 of 22
One guy with a pacemaker and that machine goes bye-bye... :eek:
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post #6 of 22
Geez, that dude is a real load. One question: what would prevent a metal detector from detecting guns in one's pants? THey still make you go through until it doesn't beep, right?

Could somebody develop a metal detector with a sensitivity meter instead? That is, if you're packing 2 lbs of hard steel in your pants, it should show up differently than pocket change.

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post #7 of 22
[quote]Originally posted by Splinemodel:
<strong>Geez, that dude is a real load. One question: what would prevent a metal detector from detecting guns in one's pants? THey still make you go through until it doesn't beep, right?

Could somebody develop a metal detector with a sensitivity meter instead? That is, if you're packing 2 lbs of hard steel in your pants, it should show up differently than pocket change.

[ 03-15-2002: Message edited by: Splinemodel ]</strong><hr></blockquote>

What if the gun is not metal. Aren't Glock's (sp?) ceramic?
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post #8 of 22
You would think some "badguys" would have developed some type of material that absorbs or scatters x-rays by now, so they could get guns thru...

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post #9 of 22
lol, they don't need to develop anything. half the people are asleep at the switch, or you just have a friend working the check-in area. there are so many easy, every day ways to get past this security, there's no need for super duper reflective coatings etc.
post #10 of 22
<img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" /> Is the man on the picture pregnant? And if so should he be allowed to have the child? What if he is gay?
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post #11 of 22
[quote]Originally posted by NoahJ:
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What if the gun is not metal. Aren't Glock's (sp?) ceramic?</strong><hr></blockquote>

No..Glocks have some plastic..but are mostly metal too.

I have carried the Glock model 22 and 27 so that's where I got my information.
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[quote]Originally posted by Anders:
<strong> <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" /> Is the man on the picture pregnant? And if so should he be allowed to have the child? What if he is gay?</strong><hr></blockquote>

<img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> Methinks he's just fat. Maybe gay too though.

J :cool:
post #13 of 22
[quote]Originally posted by NoahJ:
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What if the gun is not metal. Aren't Glock's (sp?) ceramic?</strong><hr></blockquote>

I believe they're constructed mostly from polymers, but the internal parts of Glocks contain enough metal in them to be detected by a metal detector.
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post #14 of 22
[quote]Originally posted by NoahJ:
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What if the gun is not metal. Aren't Glock's (sp?) ceramic?</strong><hr></blockquote>

Of course the thing with Glocks is that they can't hit a white whale on a black sea. I think an airline hijacker would be better served with a knife than a glock.
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post #15 of 22
you know, i can see it already. next thing will be HMO's sponsering these macines. it'll scan for tumors whie you travel! the ultimate in preventative care!
post #16 of 22
[quote]Originally posted by Splinemodel:
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Of course the thing with Glocks is that they can't hit a white whale on a black sea. I think an airline hijacker would be better served with a knife than a glock. </strong><hr></blockquote>

Probably right, but pulling a knife or pulling a gun, which one scares you more? With a knife you can run and maybe get away, with a gun it is tough to outrun a bullet.
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post #17 of 22
[quote]Originally posted by NoahJ:
<strong>One guy with a pacemaker and that machine goes bye-bye... :eek: </strong><hr></blockquote>


Why is that?
post #18 of 22
These low energy X-rays back scatter enough that they will see almost anything. It doesn't have to metal to be seen.
post #19 of 22
Yeah. I had only thought that microwave radiation did anything to pacemakers, since that frequency excites water quite well.
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post #20 of 22
Actually nothing interacts with pacemaker. Well almost nothing. Many of the new ones can do two way communication for testing and data dumping. In theory only they can be activated by random radio signals. I think there was only one case where something even close to that almost might have happened if everything had been different in a dangerous way. Or something like that.
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<a href="http://www3.utsouthwestern.edu/library/consumer/pacemkr2.htm" target="_blank">http://www3.utsouthwestern.edu/library/consumer/pacemkr2.htm</a>

[quote] When you see a sign saying "caution, microwave oven in use," does that mean you should be alarmed? Microwave ovens don't pose a danger to anyone. There once was a belief that pacemakers -- electronic devices that help regulate heartbeats -- might be harmed or interrupted by radiation from microwave ovens, but doctors at UT Southwestern Medical Center say that's a false belief. The only way a microwave oven could be dangerous to a pacemaker wearer is if the person was inside the oven itself while it was operating -- and that wouldn't be a good thing for anyone to do. Even the older microwave ovens aren't dangerous. <hr></blockquote>
post #22 of 22
Sounds like the airport may be a good place for a first date with a new girl. :eek:
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